Vastu shastra tips for Diwali, Dipawali
Vastu friendly Diwali
Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is by far the most glamorous and important one. Enthusiastically enjoyed by people of every religion, so its magical and radiant touch creates an atmosphere of joy and festivity.
Deepavali means “the array of lights.” “Thamasomaa jyotirgamaya” (Lead me from darkness to light) . This means that where there is darkness light is needed. It is a festival of lights symbolizing the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. It is to celebrate the victory of good over evil – and the glory of light. This festival commemorates Lord Rama’s return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing his 14-year exile.
Twinkling oil lamps or diyas light up every home and firework displays are common all across the country. The goddess Lakshmi (consort of Vishnu), who is the symbol of wealth and prosperity, is also worshipped on this day.
Another view is that Deepawali is meant to celebrate the destruction of the arrogant tyrant Bali at the hands of Vishnu when the latter appeared in his Vamana (dwarf) avatar.
Here’s how to have a Vastu-friendly Diwali this year:
It is a time for a thorough cleaning of the house, for the belief is that Lakshmi will enter clean and nicely decorated houses. The scientific reason is that the monsoon is a time for insects and fungus to breed. With the end of the monsoon, clean and paint homes, and belongings aired and also dried before the onset of winter. A clutter-free environment is essential to regulate and improve the flow of the energy in your home. Open spaces allow the positive energy to move freely in the household. Remove any obstruction to this balanced flow of energy. The positive energy has to travel freely and smoothly without jerks. Also maintain a good ventilation aids.
A clutter-free environment has a simultaneous effect on the people living there. It not only makes them feel emotionally and mentally balanced but also motivates them to work. The space clearing on Diwali enhances the power of the superior energies prevailing in the atmosphere. So get the house cleaned properly; if possible get it whitewashed. If not, then at least make sure all the corners,cupboards and drawers are properly cleaned. Use salt water for mopping the floor as salt absorbs all the negativity from the atmosphere & almost from all the corners. There should be no cobwebs. Most noteworthy, clean the locker or safe where money is kept.
Vastu is all about balancing of the energy. Whenever you light up dark corners or brighten your home in general, you bring sunlight and positive energy into the area. There is stagnant or negative energy in some corners of the house. Activate such areas either by lighting diya’s or candles.
Ensure that each and every corner of the house is lit properly. A lot of people wonder about the right direction in for the diya. On Diwali, all directions are equally important. The entrance door must be particularly well lighted – place a Diya on either side and a candle or a Diya at every opening in the house.
Make sure the Puja Diya remains lit for the entire night of Diwali.
Celebrate diwali to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, into the house. The Diwali Puja is one of the most important and essential rituals of every household. One can even keep a small Lakshmi idol or Shree Yantra, Dakshinavarti Shankh filled with Rice & also a Shriparni wood Yantra in the locker for the good fortune.
Diwali is very relevant when observed from vastu angle. Decorate home with rangoli designs and rows of lights to welcome Lakshmi. The Rangoli designs and lights encourage the positive urja / vibes. Hanging of auspicious toran / Kandil /Lantern / Lamp at the entrance is also another way to welcome positive energy & Good luck & Prosperity at home.
The bursting of crackers is today the most important and eagerly-awaited part of the Diwali celebrations. According to one belief, the sound that resounds throughout the universe makes all aware of the great homecoming of Rama. Also another belief is that the crackers are an indication of the joy of the people living on the earth, making the gods aware of their plentiful state. Still another possible reason has a more scientific basis: the fumes produced by the crackers will drive away a lot of insects, found in plenty after the rains.
Finally, the overall feeling of festivities, love, purity, religion, knowledge and also prosperity all go to make Diwali the most Vastu oriented festival. Let us Celebrate !!!! Happy Diwali!!